Guadalupe, age eight, lives with her family in a small mountain village near Jalapa in the state of Veracruz. We follow her to school, where at mid-day parents sell food they’ve prepared to make money for the school. We see how coffee is grown, sold and roasted, visit the Candelaria festival in a nearby town, and see how Guadalupe spends the day with her visiting cousins.
Twelve-year-old Maurice lives with his family in Jalapa. We follow Maurice and his sister, Carolina to school. We see his father at work as an auditor, his mother visit a farmer’s market, Maurice’s karate lesson and his dentist and doctor’s appointments. Then the family goes to a park, has dinner in a restaurant, attends Mass and goes to a birthday party.